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Bulgar migrations from Central Asia to Europe

The Bulgars (also Bolgars or proto-Bulgarians) were a seminomadic people, probably of Turkic descent, originally from Central Asia who, from the 2nd century onward, dwelt in the steppes north of the Caucasus and around the banks of the Itil River. A branch of them gave rise to the First Bulgarian Empire.

Bulgars in Agent of Byzantium[]

In the 14th century, Roman soldier and spy Basil Argyros recalled the Bulgars as a past invading nomadic people, who in their time posed a significant threat to the Empire, but which were eventually overcome and left no permanent trace of their invasion.

Bulgars in "Islands in the Sea"[]

In AD 769, the Bulgar Khan Telerikh invited both Christian and Islamic delegations to his court, to choose a new religion for his people from those two options. He ultimately decided on Islam.

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